With Honors

1994

With Honors

Critics Consensus

While it's admittedly well-meaning, With Honors handles its themes in strictly remedial fashion.

17%

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Total Count: 24

73%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 20,986
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Movie Info

In this politically correct drama an arrogant college student is humbled by a bum. Monty is a cynical, conservative student at Harvard. One day Monty accidently drops his only copy of his 100 page thesis. The work is caught by Simon, a bum who lives under the college library. Monty, desperately needing his thesis, demands that Simon return it. Simon, offended by the young man tells him where to go, but then sees a golden opportunity and makes a deal with Simon. He will return one page of the thesis in exchange for each favor Monty does for Simon. Monty reluctantly agrees and learns valuable lessons about life and himself.

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Cast

Joe Pesci
as Simon
Moira Kelly
as Courtney
Gore Vidal
as Pitkannan
Deborah Lake Fortson
as Homeless Woman
Marshall Hambro
as Security Guard
Harve Kolzow
as Harvard Cop
Caroline Gibson
as Donation Student
Lance Norris
as Red Sox Fan
M. Lynda Robinson
as 1st Newspaper Purchaser
Richard Auguste
as 2nd Newspaper Puchaser
Mary Seibel
as Social Security Clerk
Mara Brock Akil
as Ms. Moore
Clebert Ford
as Homeless Man
William Ashby King
as Church Custodian
Frank J. Tieri
as 2nd Homeless Man
Sunshine H. Hernandez
as Marilyn Monroe
Monica Rochman
as Sophomore
Kurt Clauss
as The Face
Holly Wenz-Nolan
as Frank's Daughter
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Critic Reviews for With Honors

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Audience Reviews for With Honors

  • Feb 18, 2013
    A simplistic movie - a homeless bum teaches Harvard students what is important in life, but everything is too easy in this movie.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • May 29, 2011
    A homeless man Joe Pesci living under a library at Harvard blackmails Harvard student Brendan Fraser into giving him anything he wants after Pesci obtains pages from one of Fraser's senior thesis. Fraser, terrified, does all that Pesci asks for and lets Pesci move in with him and his three college friends (Moira Kelly, Patrick Dempsey and Josh Hamilton). A film with good intentions that entertains and tries to show that the things that are most important are not always the first priorities in our lives! Of course the biggest question is at a school as prestigious and select as Harvard how can Pesci who is just a misunderstood, hidden genius live under the library with no one finding out?
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    A great drama, I saw this for a class, which usually makes you dislike a movie, but this one was fantastic. The story is based on a real story, and the actors are good, and it's just so cool. If you like dramas, you have to see it.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jan 23, 2010
    Let the clichés roll!
    Ed K Super Reviewer

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